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Sunday, June 18, 2006

A brief program of music for theremin

"Aetherphone, thereminvox, theremin -- the instrument is perhaps more obscure than it needs to be. Its invention opened the door to electronic music. Its tone set people's hair on end when they heard it, music from another realm. Upon its introduction to America in 1928, it enjoyed a decade in the limelight. RCA manufactured 500 of them in 1929, but then the expensive and frightfully difficult instrument became nearly forgotten until it was revived for film scores in the late '40s and '50s. It was forgotten yet again until the 1990's, when a new generation of adventurous musicians rediscovered it. And in the new millenium there are virtuosos anew. ..." (Continue reading in the About section)

Spellbound - the only regular radio show in the world featuring music for theremin. Subscribe to the podcast here. Listen Live here.
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Sunday nights from 10 PM to 12 AM Eastern US time (0300 to 0500 GMT)
Encore performance the following Sunday morning at 3 AM to 5 AM (0800 to 1000 GMT)